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“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#80900 Feb 21, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I had a horrible dream last night that I was letting Rose and Mia outside like I used to let my previous cats outside on demand, and they disappeared and never came home, and I was out searching for them, knowing I'd probably never see them again. It's a stressful way to wake up.
I hope parents don't have dreams like that about their kids!
Oh, hells yeah! we do. Not fun.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#80901 Feb 21, 2013
Overheard at work: "I'm flying all the way to San Francisco on coach."

Rich people problems!
;)
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#80902 Feb 21, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Overheard at work: "I'm flying all the way to San Francisco on coach."
Rich people problems!
;)
Or tall people problems.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#80903 Feb 21, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
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Or tall people problems.
In this case, rich. It was our owner.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#80904 Feb 21, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Wow. While I still maintain that this is NOT the same as some old perv opening his raincoat to an 8 year old, it is way more lewd than I imagined.
Google Judy Viger and you will find photos of the incident.
One in particular has a the boy sitting in a chair.
The stripper, is upside down, belly to belly with the boy. Legs over his shoulders.His face in her crotch and vice versa. She is not nude, but only wearing a thong. and top. Way inappropriate.
That would be like heaven and hell at the same time. That ain't the kind of scene I want my friggin mom present for. Also said MOM got a lap dance.
$10 says she has had inappropriate contact with her son.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#80905 Feb 21, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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For lack of a better way to say this, Lulu has "good" hair. She could have Beyonce hair if she wanted to, but that curl is always lurking in the background, waiting to take over.
When she woke up crying because of her hair, I remembered the opening scene from "Friday" where the show the sister trying to sleep with her head propped up on her hand, but it keeps falling off. I can totally see Lulu doing that.
Now Nunu is a totally different story. She's going to the same hairdresser next Thursday and this lady has been shown photos of the hair and she says she can get Nunu's straight too. We'll see...
Oprah devoted a whole show to good black hair v. bad black hair. It was actually really good. She made it more about black people accepting all the different skin tones and hair types across the board that black people can have, and not making lighter skinned people "better" or that darker skinned blacks are "more black."

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#80906 Feb 21, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Making sure kids to their homework and checking in so they realize everyday that they have a parent who cares is not helicopter in my view. It's being a parent.
If you're doing that when they're in college -- different story.:)
I agree.

The other day before leaving home for the morning, Nick asked Nick Jr. if he needed his trumpet that day. "No." Or his binder for some class. "no." Then that morning Nick got a call from his kid at school. "Dad, can you bring me my trumpet and my binder?"

Nick: "No."

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#80907 Feb 21, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
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Or tall people problems.
My tall former coworker Tim on a flight: "Guy in front me kept trying to lean his seat back. Finally turned around and asked what was blocking his seat from reclining. I told him, "MY KNEES!"

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#80908 Feb 21, 2013
There's a device that you can put into a certain part of the airline seat in front of you that will allow the seat to recline back only a certain amount (determined by you). (Squishy, this was on This American Life.)

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#80909 Feb 21, 2013
Waste of money.
I will grab that thing and flush it!
If you dont want the seat in front of you to recline, sit behind the pilot.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
There's a device that you can put into a certain part of the airline seat in front of you that will allow the seat to recline back only a certain amount (determined by you).(Squishy, this was on This American Life.)

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#80910 Feb 21, 2013
Oops... I didn't mean to reignite the great Seat Reclining Argument of 2012.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#80911 Feb 21, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Oops... I didn't mean to reignite the great Seat Reclining Argument of 2012.
Way to go ;-)
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#80912 Feb 21, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Oops... I didn't mean to reignite the great Seat Reclining Argument of 2012.
Not going to fuel...not going to fuel...not going to fuel....

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#80913 Feb 21, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
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Not going to fuel...not going to fuel...not going to fuel....
So is there a meaningful difference between Regular and Premium unleaded and why would I pay more for the premium stuff at the gas pump?

Is this just Big Oil profit generator stuff?

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#80914 Feb 21, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Oprah devoted a whole show to good black hair v. bad black hair. It was actually really good. She made it more about black people accepting all the different skin tones and hair types across the board that black people can have, and not making lighter skinned people "better" or that darker skinned blacks are "more black."
We've been trying to get them to like their hair just the way it is, but you know how it is, the grass is always greener...

We finally showed Nunu some pictures of dreadlocks the other night, since that's what her hair will do if left alone. She was interested, but not ready to have some of her own. I expect that will happen around 7th grade. That's the same age Lulu will finally get her mohawk, most likely self-inflicted.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#80915 Feb 21, 2013
RACE wrote:
Waste of money.
I will grab that thing and flush it!
If you dont want the seat in front of you to recline, sit behind the pilot.
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Wow. Way to be part of the planet.

I know -- you don't care.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#80916 Feb 21, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>So is there a meaningful difference between Regular and Premium unleaded and why would I pay more for the premium stuff at the gas pump?
Is this just Big Oil profit generator stuff?
Had to take my leaf blower in because it wouldn't start. Turned out the fuel line had corroded. The mechanic said I should use medium grade gasoline because there's less lead and that will help prevent corrosion in the future. He said you should use the medium grade stuff for things like lawnmowers and other small engines. But for your car, regular is fine.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#80917 Feb 21, 2013
squishy, I LOVE the short short braids I've seen on some black women -- sticking straight up, maybe an inch or two. Love that.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#80918 Feb 21, 2013
Your car's owner's manual will tell you which gasoline grade to use, and my car calls for 87, not the more expensive stuff.
Timmy

United States

#80919 Feb 21, 2013
You need to get a new mechanic, you current one is clueless. Lead used to be additive to gasoline and was banned in the US decades ago. ALL grades of gas in the US do not have lead in them. Gas grades also have nothing to do with corrosion potential. Some oil compaines may add corrosion inhibitors to their gas, but a hgiher grade does not mean this was done. If the gas has corrosion inhibitors, it may so so on the pump.

For gas for your car, you should use whaterever the owner's manual says to use. The higher the octant rating, the less likely the engine will knock/ping when running. Most cars can use regular gas just fine. However, high perfromance cars will have a higher engine compression and will not run properly on regular.
edogxxx wrote:
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Had to take my leaf blower in because it wouldn't start. Turned out the fuel line had corroded. The mechanic said I should use medium grade gasoline because there's less lead and that will help prevent corrosion in the future. He said you should use the medium grade stuff for things like lawnmowers and other small engines. But for your car, regular is fine.

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